Government and utility leaders understand the importance of maintaining security across IT, OT networks
Intent on safeguarding the nation’s largest electric grids from potential mayhem, federal regulators have stepped up their oversight of the security of power utilities in an attempt to protect it from threats and incidents such as widespread, long-duration blackouts caused by digital saboteurs. Cyber threats linger, however, with operational technology (OT), including water systems that are far less centralized and, thus, more vulnerable.
New technology is changing our work and social lives at unprecedented speed and intensity.
Leaps in technological advancement are nothing new, and innovation often results in incredible step changes in the home and the workplace: the printing presses of the 1400s widened access to books (and therefore knowledge) for the first time; the Industrial Revolution’s mechanisation led to an explosion in both industrial output and urbanisation; cars, aeroplanes and the internet have connected people around the world like never before.
Enhancing ecosystem productivity and restoring profitability of fisheries in eight key marine biodiversity areas in the Philippines
The fisheries sector is vital to the economy of the Philippines, particularly for the population whose livelihoods depend on small-scale fisheries. Excessive and unsustainable fishing, population growth, uncontrolled development, and the effects of climate change have degraded fish populations in recent decades.
Providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and training to develop a new smart city in Kenya
Tetra Tech is helping Kenya create a 5,000-acre technopolis, supporting the country as it grows into a globally competitive, prosperous nation. The Government of Kenya, through the Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) selected Tetra Tech as the Master Delivery Partner 2 (MDP2) for the Konza Technopolis project. Tetra Tech is providing program management, architecture-engineering services, and capacity building to support KoTDA with the implementation of Phase I.
GenYES trains students in grades 4 to 12 to provide technology support in their classrooms, helping to move their schools into the 21st century while gaining exposure to IT and STEM careers. Support from the Cisco Foundation enabled GenYES to expand to 30 schools in Yuma, Arizona, which received more than 1500 hours of tech support from students and saved $75K in IT service expenses.
As the cost of sensors, devices, edge networks, machine learning, and analytics decreases, the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a new industrial paradigm that impacts every industry, energy included. Energy has been evolving in terms of generation and distribution, and the IoT stands to be the most transformational aspect of this brave new world. Here’s how we expect it to affect corporate energy users in the next decade.
Using holistic management with a One Water approach provides a simple means for moving toward community goals
Trevor Clements, Tetra Tech’s Mid Atlantic regional manager for Integrated Water Management, discusses how using holistic management principles and practices within a One Water approach can help communities integrate their water management with other community objectives and obtain greater public support by demonstrating how decisions benefit the community’s economy, quality of life, and environment. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
Global Resource Recovery Expert to Provide Technology Guidance on Sustainability Projects
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch today announced its addition of wastewater treatment and resource recovery expert Leon Downing as a principal process and innovation leader in the global construction, engineering and consulting company’s Water Technology Group.